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NCP in India - Humanities and Social Sciences
Mumbai, India (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer (Dec - Feb)
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New Colombo Plan - Humanities and Social Sciences in India

Location: Mumbai, India
Program dates: 15 January - 23 February 2018
Application deadline: 15 October 2017
Duration: 6 weeks
Places available: 30 

Xavier College Mumbai India

The Australian Government's New Colombo Plan has awarded funding for students from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to take part in this unique opportunity to study a custom-made program at St Xavier's College, Mumbai India.

Enjoy a truly immersive experience participating in classes and field trips to enhance your studies. Spend 6 weeks over the summer break studying a range of courses on India Past and Present: Art, History & Culture of India

Find out more about Xavier College.

Academic Information

Academic credit
Upon successful completion of this program students will receive 12 credit points 2000-level Asian Studies OR unspecified Arts credit.

Program eligibility requirements
To be eligible to participate this this exciting opportunity you must have/be:
- currently enrolled in a FASS Bachelor degree
- sufficient room in your degree to receive credit for the program
- completed at least 48 credit points upon departure for the program

Please refer to the Finances tab for further eligibility requirements of the New Colombo Plan.

Useful Information 

St. Xavier’s College is one of the top ranking Arts colleges in India and has an student population of 3000. It is located in the Fort area of South Mumbai, and offers an interactive student experience with a vibrant campus atmosphere. It was founded by German Jesuits in 1869, and its heritage-listed campus is a classic example of Indo-Gothic architecture. 

The city of Mumbai is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India. Home of India’s Bollywood industry, its populous and bustling culture offers a blend of traditional festivals, food, music and theatres. Its history as a trading centre has led to a diverse range of cultures, religions and cuisines.

Group accommodation will be arranged by the Faculty for all participants.



If participating in this program you will be enrolled into a FASS unit of study and tuition is paid to the University of Sydney. 

Program fee
This program requires a minimum of 10 students to run and can accommodate a maximum of 30 students. The final program fee is dependent on the number of participants. The following amounts are a guide price and the final amount will be confirmed once participanttion numbers are confirmed.
10 participants - around $1,200
30 participants -  around $820

For full program costs email Gillian Wu
Coordinator of Academic Programs and Internationalisation
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Additional costs: airfares, accommodation, visa application, personal expenses.

New Colombo Plan Scholarships
The Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has awarded the University of Sydney 30 x $3,000 New Colombo Plan (NCP) grants for students participating in this program. These grants can be used to cover any costs relating to the program. To be eligible for an NCP grant you must have/be:
- an Australian citizen and not a citizenship or resident of India
- enrolled in an undergraduate program at the University of Sydney
- between 18 and 28 years of age at the commencement of the program*

*In line with the NCP Guidelines, at least 70% of students participating in this project must be aged 18-28 at the start of the program. Indigenous students aged over 28 are not subject to this requirement.

OS-Help loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.

How to Apply

Application instructions for Dec-Feb 2018/2019 programs will be provided later this year. Applications are currently open for Jun-Aug 2018 programs!

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